Sep 10, 2017 -- 6:01PM, edy wrote:
Sloane is far too black to score with large swathes of the US population. She'll need to put up about 10-15 slams before she sees some respect from them.
there is probably an element of truth in this, as much as the William's have won, if they were blonde and white they'd be a lot more poplular.
Sep 10, 2017 -- 6:07PM, caramba wrote:
There's such a backstory to both the Williams sisters and Sharapova, two black sisters making it in a white sport and a Russian making the trip from Siberia to Florida at the age of 7 to make it in tennis, which helps a lot. This in compbination with them having captivating personalities on top of that makes them big stars.
They did also come at a time when simply tennis was a bigger deal though. The reality is tennis has been dwindling for years in the US even with Serena.
Sep 10, 2017 -- 6:13PM, n88uk wrote:
Tennis declined has tied in with stuff like NFL's rise.
yeah so has American Heavyweight boxing, boxing in gerenal.
Sep 10, 2017 -- 5:40PM, n88uk wrote:
Vika will be way underplayed unless she plays this year by Australia.
Vikas a slut !!
Sep 10, 2017 -- 6:18PM, caramba wrote:
I don't like tennis clashing with start of NFL, but US summer season is already short as it is.
With Wimbledon having moved a week back recently, not a lot they can do. USO is when it is because of Labour Day weekend also (similar to how AO is during Australian holiday season).
It does suck how it clashes with NFL with the juggernaut NFL has become in America though.
Sep 10, 2017 -- 6:20PM, edy wrote:
Ask the NFL nicely to start a week later then.
NFL won't, they're the ones in control now. US Open needs to move a week back.
Sep 10, 2017 -- 6:21PM, wisewords wrote:
Sep 11, 2017 -- 12:20AM, edy wrote:Ask the NFL nicely to start a week later then.NFL won't, they're the ones in control now. US Open needs to move a week back.
Forward you mean.
You move it a week forward and there's what like 5 weeks then between Wimbledon and USO, that is getting a bit close really to have a proper build up then.
Sep 10, 2017 -- 6:31PM, n88uk wrote:
Shapovalov seems a pure hype train to me atm.
agree with this
Sep 10, 2017 -- 6:40PM, mesmerised wrote:
London will be pretty rubbish this year, Nadal could even go out in the RR stages, he doesn't exactly have a good record there, only made 2 finals in 7 attempts.Tickets might not even sell given some of the potential matches.
All in Carreno Busta.
Sep 10, 2017 -- 6:41PM, Wesdag wrote:
Rafa should skip it like he did last year.Won't do any harm.
def wont skip it, its in the only thing in tennis he hasnt won yet
Sep 10, 2017 -- 6:48PM, mesmerised wrote:
Who's looking forward to Carreno Busta v Querrey
not me. hey mes, you need to update your Pick the Two Winners thread now that USO is over.
Sep 10, 2017 -- 6:50PM, n88uk wrote:
Yer it's never that cold realistically here. You realise how pathetic we are really when you see like Minsk and -20 and they get on with it. If it goes below about -5 here everything is finished and doesn't work.
no way there's -20 in minsk in november
also less humidity makes it not so nasty
Sep 10, 2017 -- 7:12PM, jin_kazz wrote:
Sep 11, 2017 -- 12:50AM, n88uk wrote:Yer it's never that cold realistically here. You realise how pathetic we are really when you see like Minsk and -20 and they get on with it. If it goes below about -5 here everything is finished and doesn't work.no way there's -20 in minsk in novemberalso less humidity makes it not so nasty
I meant in general, not November, just when they post pics of it being like -20 on Twitter. It's never -20 here. It's pretty much never below -10 here, norm peak low is like -5.
I think coldest day ever in my lifetime is like -15.
Sep 10, 2017 -- 7:21PM, edy wrote:
German wikipedia tells me foreigners, except belarussians, aren't allowed to travel to Norilsk unless they have a special permission from local authorities and the mining company.
ah yeah, they had those closed cities in ussr
pretty sure it's kinda pointless now with all that internet stuff but russia still ruled by kgb so they probably just don't wanna change anything
Sep 10, 2017 -- 7:24PM, n88uk wrote:
No I don't Jin. But is that Olympics. Surely find out what Olympics then nation will narrow it down a bit.
i'm not that interested. just thought maybe he's someone famous enough
yeah, this is the footage from OG'80 in moscow